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Child support in California ?

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Please tell me about child support laws in California . I'm resident of another state .
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I live in New Jersey , but a baby live with another parent in California ,i have a job but the other parent stop working ,how they calculate the child support between 2 states? What other factors decrease or increase the child support ?

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Child Support in the State of California is largely based on 2 factors: the amount of time each parent spends with the child(ren), and the relative income of the parties. If the case is in California, then it does not really matter where you live--California guidelines will be used to determine the appropriate amount of child support. I am including links below which will help you understand the laws pertaining to child support in the state of California. Good luck to you.

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This is an incredibly broad question that's probably not best suited to a forum like this. I suggest conducting online searches for the State of California's child support offices to get contact information.

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